Care South, a not-for-profit leading provider of residential and care at home services across the south of England, has selected NorDDiS as one of the beneficiaries of its Chairman’s 2020 Fund, awarding the charity with a grant of £2,500.
NorDDiS is a unique charity shop run entirely by unpaid volunteers and serves the needs of disabled people living in North Dorset and the surrounding areas, so that they may lead more active and fulfilling lives. The charity sells new and second-hand goods, from ferrules and shoelaces to commodes and wheelchairs and aids for the home and car.
The Chairman’s 2020 Fund was set up by Care South with the aim of supporting ‘Care South’s Friends’ and benefits Care South employees, volunteers and community groups who provide a community service to the groups care homes, care at home offices, clients or residents. Care South’s Fern Brook Lodge care home team, based in Gillingham, unanimously nominated the charity to be a 2022 beneficiary thanks to its fantastic work.
Simon Bird, Chief Executive, Care South commented: “We are delighted to be able to support this fantastic local charity which is greatly appreciated by our team at Care South and Fern Brook Lodge, in Gillingham. NorDDiS provides invaluable help to those who need it and the work they do is so important. We are very pleased to be able to support and help spread awareness of the charity.”
Eileen Haddleton, NorDDiS Chairman of Trustees and volunteer, comments: “We are delighted with this incredibly generous donation from Care South, which will help us to continue supporting people across North Dorset and the surrounding areas. Our shop is located in Gillingham, almost opposite the Lidl store, and is open to all who are able to visit where you will be most welcome. Whether you are local or just visiting the area, please call in and we will do our best to help you. Thank you to everyone at Care South for helping us to support even more people across the community.”